Brent Musburger discusses his Wrigley Field memories
Legendary sports broadcaster Brent Musburger joined Len Kasper and host Cole Wright on Cubs 360 Daily to discuss Musburger’s memories of Wrigley Field.
Brent Musburger is the on-air talent and managing editor for Vegas Stats & Information Network (VSiN). He discussed his memories of being in Chicago and heading to Wrigley Field to watch a Cubs game. Musburger joked about how he “attended” Northwestern University.
“People always put down on my resume that I attended Northwestern University,” Musburger said. “Yeah, I did for a few hours. But mainly, I was over on the elevator going down to that Addison stop so I could walk over to Wrigley Field.”
Musburger added that is how he learned how to gamble on baseball.
“You could walk into the bleachers and get a ticket for $2, two bucks back in 1959. And there were guys betting quarters and dimes betting on the next pitch. I didn’t know what they were talking about, but I learned quickly,” Musburger said.
Outside of watching Cubs games with Ernie Banks, Ron Santo and Billy Williams, Musburger remembers covering the Chicago Bears when they played at Wrigley Field with George Halas.
“I met George Halas when I was a writer for The American,” Musburger said. “I didn’t want to tell George this, when I went out as a writer, but I had never seen an NFL game in person. When I was assigned to the Bears in 1963, and guess what? They go on and win the NFL Championship. They beat the Giants 14-10 and they beat them at Wrigley Field.”
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